Meet The Cadets
Movements start small. Our journey began when Parker Hughes, a climatetech investor, and Zach Latimore, a coffee quality specialist, bonded over the idea that regenerative farming could unlock ecological and economic benefits, in addition to banging java.
Today, Biota has grown into a team of cadets on a mission to cultivate exceptional coffee that restores planetary health and human wellbeing.
Use business to restore nature
Biota was born out of the realization that you can’t incrementally fix what is fundamentally broken. We view ourselves as cadets embarking on a journey to align ecological and financial outcomes.
Contribute more than you consume
A regenerative supply chain starts with forming quality relationships that help everyone prosper.
Champion the farmer
Farmers carry too much risk and reap too few rewards. We rebalance power to help our producers thrive.
Strive for durability
We focus on designing durable processes that can withstand and even benefit from disorder.
Adopt a high-commitment mindset
We encourage every team member to think like a founder, question assumptions, drive experiments, and be held accountable.
Be a rebel with a cause
We are mavericks who lead with curiosity, embrace uncertainty, and revel in the opportunity to work on systemic problems without clear answers.